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  • Reynolds auctions off Hollywood treasures

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Debbie Reynolds still knows how to make a splash.
    She was a teenage charmer opposite Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain,” earned an Oscar nomination for her gutsy character in “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” and, at 79, is going strong as a nightclub and theater performer.
    On Saturday, Reynolds will demonstrate her flair with an auction of movie memorabilia she’s gathered over four decades and which includes costumes evoking some of filmdom’s greatest stars and roles.
    “I consider myself a fan. I’m a fan who was lucky enough to be among stars, so I collected them,” Reynolds said during a preview at the Paley Center for Media.

  • Erykah Badu, Rick Ross perform for Tupac concert 


    ATLANTA—Even though rapper Rick Ross lacked a father figure growing up, he found guidance through many of Tupac Shakur’s songs that taught him how to approach life as a young man.
    So when Ross was asked to perform at Shakur’s 40th birthday concert celebration Thursday night, he didn’t hesitate to take the stage to pay homage to the slain rapper he calls his role model.
    “Tupac played father for a lot of dudes like me,” Ross told a crowd of about 500 at the Atlanta Symphony Hall after he and Meek Mills performed their single “Tupac Back.”

  • Comic book to tell Stewart’s story 


    PHILADELPHIA — Martha Stewart’s media aspirations just got bigger: Meet Martha Stewart, comic-book heroine.
    The woman who created her own media empire — television, magazines and more — is getting a biographical treatment in her own comic book next month.
    “Female Force: Martha Stewart,” a one-shot issue from Bluewater Productions Inc. to be sold in comic book shops, bookstores and online, will focus on how Stewart rose to become of the nation’s best-known purveyors of home decor, cooking and confident but practical living.

  • Best Sellers 06-23-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Celebrity News 06-23-11

    ‘Jackass’ star Dunn dies

    PHILADELPHIA — “Jackass” star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed early Monday in a fiery car crash. He was 34.
    Dunn, a daredevil who gained notoriety for diving into a sewage tank and performing other unsavory stunts, was driving his 2007 Porsche in suburban Philadelphia when it careened off the road, flipped over a guardrail and crashed into the woods before bursting into flames. A passenger, Zachary Hartwell, 30, of West Chester, Pa., was also killed, and speed may have been a factor in the crash, West Goshen Township police said.

  • Top 10 Movies 06-16-11

    1.  “Super 8,” weekend gross, $35.4 million
    2.  “X-Men: First Class,”  weekend gross,
    $24.1 million
    3.  “The Hangover Part II,” weekend gross,
    $17.6 million
    4.  “Kung Fu Panda 2,” $16.5 million
    5. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” weekend gross, $10.9 million
    6.  “Brides Maids,” weekend gross,
    $10 million
    7.   “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer,” weekend gross, $6 million

    8.  “Midnight in Paris,” weekend gross, $5.8 million

    9.  “Thor,” weekend gross, $2.4 million

  • ‘Mormon,’ ‘War Horse’ the big winners at Tonys

    NEW YORK — A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn’t even eligible still managed to cast a shadow — well, shall we make that a web? — over the proceedings.
    On a night when the hilariously profane “The Book of Mormon” reigned supreme, the famously troubled “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” got attention both positive and negative at Sunday’s Tonys. There was a performance — certainly rare for a show that hasn’t even opened yet — plus a plug from its famous composers, Bono and The Edge. And of course, there were the obligatory “Spider-Man” jokes, without which no awards show would be complete.

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 06-16-11

    1.  Rolling in the Deep, Adele

    2. Give Me Everything, Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, AfroJack and Nayer

    3.  E.T., Katy Perry featuring Kanye West

    4. The Lazy Song, Bruno Mars

    5. On The Floor, Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull

    6.   Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    7.  The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga

    8. Just Can’t Get Enough, The Black Eyed Peas
    9.  Till the World Ends, Britney Spears
    10.  The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco

  • Lady Gaga sings ‘Born This Way’ at Rome gay rally

    ROME — Lady Gaga sang a few bars of her smash hit “Born This Way” anda demanded the end of discrimination against gays as she proclaimed herself a “child of diversity” at a gay pride rally Saturday night in the ancient Circus Maximus.
    The star, whose “Born This Way” album recently topped 1 million sales in a week, delighted tens of thousands of people at a brief concert in the vast field where the ancient Roman masses would gather for spectacles.

  • Celebrity News 06-16-11

    Hefner says Playmate called off wedding

    CHICAGO — Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner says his fiancee has called off their wedding.
    The 85-year-old Hefner says in a Tuesday message on Chicago-based Playboy’s official Twitter feed that 24-year-old Crystal Harris has “had a change of heart.”
    Hefner announced in December that he and the former Playmate were getting married, tweeting that he’d given Harris an engagement ring. He has said that the wedding was scheduled for this Saturday at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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